We hope you enjoyed the virtual presentation from Celebrating Our Montessori Children Conference in La Crosse WI. To support your learning on how to make learning the facts more joyful, here is a pdf of the presentation.
If you are looking for more information on the Cotter Abacus for your students, we have information about it here. If you would like to incorporate the abacus into your classroom, they can be found here.
Here are the games discussed in the presentation:
- Go to the Dump (and a blog with more instructions and a variation)
- Rows and Columns game
- Ten Minus game
- Ring Around the Products (and a blog with more instructions)
We also have the Math Card Games kit available, as well as just the card decks for your classroom (listed in the games kit description). Also, as mentioned in the presentation, here is a copy of the multiplication table grouped in 5s.
If you are looking for lessons using this philosophy, there is the RightStart Tutoring Number Sense Kit which includes lessons and games teaching the students about numbers, simple addition and subtraction, and four-digit addition and subtraction. If you would like to see a sample of a few of the lessons, go here.
There is also the RightStart Tutoring Multiplication and Division kit available. Book One covers multiplication up to 100 and division from 100 down including remainders. If you would like to see a sample of a few of the lessons, go here.
RightStart Tutoring Multiplication and Division Book Two will cover two, three, and four digit multiplication along with short and long division. Book Two will be available in early February 2024.
If you have questions or would like to discuss this innovative approach to teaching math without counting, please call us at 888.272.3291 or email us at [email protected].